Thomas Sherlock

Thomas Sherlock

Economics/Public Policy

Shared Lecturer Suite (SB1-3232) - for office hours only  


B.S. University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (Finance)

Research Interest

Real Estate Capital Markets / Entrepreneurship

Tom Sherlock has spent a 33-year career in the commercial real estate industry and is a Co-Founding Principal of Talonvest Capital, Inc. where he is focused on strategically leveraging the firm’s institutional knowledge and disciplines to unlock value creation for clients.  Tom is actively engaged in developing, managing, and expanding key relationships with clients and capital providers.  In addition, he is responsible for the branding and marketing of the firm.  Prior to founding Talonvest in 2010, his experiences encompass direct lending, joint venture equity investing, and brokering debt/equity for commercial real estate owners and developers nationwide.  Those prior experiences include being a Managing Partner at Buchanan Street Partners where he led the firm’s advisory business as well as the acquisitions team responsible for investing the Buchanan Funds capital in joint ventures.

During his career, Mr. Sherlock has been involved in capitalizing well over $10 billion of commercial real estate.  His industry involvement includes having served on NAIOP’s National Board of Directors and having been President of NAIOP SoCal (2009).  While involved at NAIOP, Tom founded the organization’s award winning Young Professionals Group program and established the CRE-NAIOP Fellowship, a combination scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunity for a deserving MBA candidate at UC-Irvine.  Currently, he serves on the UCI-Center for Real Estate Executive Committee and ULI Capital Markets Forum.  Tom has served as a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and events.